Partners

 

Gold Partners

 
Cantor Colburn, one of the largest full-service IP law firms in the U.S., is the fastest also the growing patent firm over the last ten years. Cantor Colburn is ranked #4 for design patents, #6 for utility patents and #10 for trademarks. The firm’s Litigation Department has also received national recognition. More than 100 attorneys and agents provide counsel to clients worldwide from offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. Cantor Colburn is proud to be named one of the Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys (IP Law360).
Our Pharmaceutical IP Services Practice Group handles litigation, patent prosecution, inter partes reviews and other Patent Office review proceedings, opinions, landscapes, competitive intelligence, transactional services, portfolio management, biosimilar and interchangeable biological drugs, and more. The Pharmaceutical IP Services Practice Group operates as a team, in which each practice area – patent and litigation – excels at its distinct area, while providing a seamless, one-stop service experience for clients seeking comprehensive pharmaceutical IP services.
With highly specialized knowledge and in-depth understanding of clients' businesses, the firm supports the technological innovations that are driving the world economy
www.cantorcolburn.com
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 attorneys in 26 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Cozen O’Connor’s dedicated Hatch-Waxman & Biologics team are seasoned trial lawyers who also have advanced scientific degrees and industry experience in fields including organic chemistry, molecular cell biology and biophysics. Our team has handled more than 70 Hatch-Waxman matters in the last five years. Moreover, our team is the first to try a case under the BPCIA, obtaining a verdict of non-infringement for the biosimilar applicant. We then obtained a unanimous decision from the Federal Circuit affirming the district court’s non-infringement judgment.
www.cozen.com
Green Griffith focuses exclusively on IP issues involving pharmaceuticals, chemistry and biotechnology—specializing in litigation. Our attorneys share decades of litigation experience assisting both generics and brand companies navigate the Hatch-Waxman Act. As stated in AIM Patent 1000 (2017): “Green, Griffith is a uniquely talented and experienced intellectual property firm that has been making serious waves in the biopharmaceutical market. As for the Green, Griffith modus operandi, they are tirelessly committed to helping their clients succeed; collaborating with their clients as strategic partners – albeit partners who happen to be excellent at litigation.”
Acknowledged leaders in our field, we partner with our clients to provide strategic formulation development and litigation counseling concerning IP and FDA exclusivity issues affecting 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and ANDA applications. Pre-litigation, we provide strategies and opinions on API and excipient selection, trade dress, formulation attributes and labeling. Our trial attorneys—who have hard science backgrounds in chemistry, biology and/or biotechnology—then work with each client to execute the desired strategy—whether this involves litigation in the federal courts or IPR practice before the PTAB.
www.greengriffith.com
Maynard Cooper & Gale is a full-service U.S. law firm with approximately 300 attorneys. Maynard’s patent litigation teamincludes many experienced trial attorneyswho have handleddozens of cases for pharmaceutical and biotech companies involving some of their most important drugs. Our lawyers have a successful track record in Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act directed to a wide range of molecules.  Our attorneys have also handled patent disputes relating to biosimilars and biologics.  We also represent clients in inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant invalidity challenges under the America Invents Act.
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our 600 attorneys every day. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law including Intellectual Property. Taft is home to one of the premier Hatch-Waxman Litigation practice groups, combining several decades of experience among its trial lawyers, Ph.D.-level scientific advisors and staff. Since 1885, Taft has maintained a constant focus: to provide clients, both large and small, with legal advice and services that meet the highest possible standards.
www.taftlaw.com.
 

Silver Partners

 
Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating precision communication between people, processes, technology and data. XDD has 16 offices throughout the United States and two locations in India. XDD offers exceptional customer service with a commitment to responsive, transparent and timely communication to ensure clients remain informed throughout the entire discovery life cycle.
www.xactdatadiscovery.com
Arent Fox LLP is internationally recognized in core industries where business and the law intersect. With more than 450 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations.

As one of the leading full-service Intellectual Property firms in the country, our team has the resources to serve our clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Our work includes providing patent and FDA regulatory counseling prior to ANDA or 505(b)(2) filing, opinions, counseling in the area of biosimilars, and Hatch-Waxman and 505(b)(2) litigation. The Arent Fox team has successfully represented multiple generic pharmaceutical companies in cases involving dozens of drugs.
www.arentfox.com
We are a leading firm of Intellectual Property professionals, including UK Chartered and European Patent Attorneys, UK Chartered and European Trade Mark Attorneys and IP Solicitors, based in London. We have been providing specialist advice and IP services to our clients since 1911. Our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals team enjoys an international reputation, and benefits from attorneys and solicitors with a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. We are proud to represent a large number of companies within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, including Indian companies, on contentious and non-contentious matters touching on every stage of the product life-cycle.

“A.A. Thornton & Co.’s level of service is ‘outstanding’ – ‘timeliness and appropriateness of advice are a constant’ according to clients, who rate the level of scientific knowledge displayed by the partners and associate lawyers as ‘excellent’ (Legal 500 2017).
www.aathornton.com
Goldberg Segalla is one of the largest and fastest-growing law firms headquartered in the United States, with a footprint that reaches from Los Angeles to London. Its more than 400 attorneys serve regional, national, and international clients from over 20 offices, with teams based in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, and other major business and economic centers across 10 states. An AmLaw200 firm, Goldberg Segalla handles all forms of dispute resolution, patent litigation, and complex transactions, and provides proactive legal and regulatory counsel to help companies and professionals from a wide range of industries minimize and manage risk.
www.goldbergsegalla.com
G&B specializes exclusively in intellectual property law, particularly concentrating in patents, trademarks and copyrights. G&B maintains an active docket in all aspects and stages of intellectual property practice, including patent prosecution and licensing, post-grant procedures, litigation, and Hatch-Waxman.

G&B’s Pharmaceutical Practice Group is highly experienced with all aspects of Hatch-Waxman, including developing patent strategies for generic companies, preparing Notice Letters, litigation, and negotiating settlements. Not content to work within rigid confines, G&B attorneys have the flexibility to employ creative methods to resolve disputes, including cooperative and creative negotiations; use of FDA citizen petitions; and post-grant procedures.

Our team is uniquely qualified to represent petitioners and patent owners in Inter Partes Review proceedings (IPR), and Post Grant Review proceedings (PGR). Our team filed the nation’s first PGR petition on a pharmaceutical patent.

In addition to our patent practitioners who have significant and longstanding experience representing patentees and third party requestors in reexamination proceedings, our team includes several former administrative patent judges of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now the “Patent Trial and Appeal Board”), whose experience is directly applicable to the Board who will be handling the newly created post-grant proceedings. Further, our team includes practitioners with significant experience with interference proceedings, which are also conducted before the same Board as the newly created post-grant proceedings.

G&B represents a broad range of clients encompassing a broad spectrum of technical areas, from large and established multinational corporations to start-up companies seeking intellectual property guidance for the first time. Our client base spans the globe, with major clientele from every continent (except Antarctica), including the United States, India, Europe, and Japan.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is an intellectual property law firm of more than 180 professionals devoted to providing high value patent and trademark legal services. For over 40 years, we have helped companies build and enforce worldwide IP portfolios from Washington, DC. Sterne Kessler’s service model is built on the unrivaled technical depth of its professionals, including over 50 Ph.D.’s and over 100 advanced technical degrees. The firm was a pioneer in biotechnology IP law and has been integral in the development of IP in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries by providing top-tier patent prosecution and litigation services.
www.sternekessler.com

For over 50 years, Lerner David has thrived on what has become unique in the legal world: an IP boutique dealing with all aspects of intellectual property. Our firm devotes itself exclusively to IP.Our philosophy of “clients for life” is not a slogan, but rather a demonstrable achievement of which we are most proud.

“When we need someone to really dig in and fight a good fight, we typically turn to Lerner David.” This comment, from a Fortune 100 client, reflects our attention to detail and our focus on achieving, in as efficient a manner as possible, our clients’ business goals. When the stakes are high—as they typically are in ANDA cases—you can count on Lerner David to understand your business, legal, and regulatory needs.

Our Hatch-Waxman practice, involving both ANDAs and 505(b)(2)s, is varied and complex. Our team includes skilled courtroom advocates and crafty IP strategists, and we bring to bear our backgrounds and advanced degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials science, genetics, and bacteriology, among others. We help clients plan for every stage of a Hatch Waxman challenge—from Orange Book strategy and FLBs through litigation, tactical use of post-grant proceedings, and appeal. Since passage of the Hatch-Waxman Actin 1984, Lerner David has represented many of the world’s most recognized pharma companies in hundreds of ANDA cases.

 

 

Bronze Partner

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is a full service Intellectual Property and Technology law firm focused on rendering business friendly legal advice. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. Ever since, the firm has been navigating complex intellectual property and techno-legal issues for its diverse client base. To keep pace with the growth of its business and be ever present for its clients, the firm has 170 people spread across offices in the major economic centers of Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

The firm represents clients from all major industries and sectors. The firm’s team includes specialists with niche expertise and industry experience, which is leveraged to provide clients maximum value from legal counseling. Additionally, most of the firm’s professionals have formative degrees in natural sciences, engineering, arts or business, prior to qualifying as lawyers, which is useful while navigating complex intellectual property and techno-legal issues.

Over the years, the firm has been ranked among the top tier Indian intellectual property and technology law firms consistently by leading domestic and international publications.

Areas of practice:
  • Patents
  • Trademarks & Geographical Indications
  • Designs
  • Copyrights
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Plant Varieties
  • Biodiversity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transfers, Licensing, Franchising, Joint Ventures
  • Competition laws
  • International trade laws
  • Regulatory issues
  • Food, Drug & Medical Device laws
  • Media, Advertising, Broadcasting & Entertainment laws
  • Trade Secrets, Data protection and Information Technology laws
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Customs and Border enforcement

Established in 1827, Remfry & Sagar has pioneered IP law in India. Its team of nearly 300 professionals including 100+ attorneys offers services across the full spectrum of intellectual property law with equal competence in prosecution and litigation. 8000 clients drawn from diverse industries across 70 countries are testimony to its leading capabilities.

With strong expertise in the Indian subcontinent, complemented by close links with associates across geographies, the Firm enables easy fulfillment of any business' global IP needs. Also, its continual engagement with policy makers ensures seamless IP solutions for clients and contributes towards a larger change in India’s IP milieu.

Remfry & Sagar has offices in Gurugram, Chennai and Bengaluru.
 

Associate Partner

LexOrbis is a full-service Indian IP law firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore with over 190 staff including 80 attorneys. The firm practices across a wide range of industries andprovides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of leading brand owners, pharma and technology companies, content developers and global publication houses. Our chemistry, life sciences and pharmaceuticals team enjoys an international reputation. We give priority to responsiveness and our client-centric approach puts us in a perfect position to generate legal outcomes that advance business goals. Our services include Indian and global IP portfolio management, protection and exploitation of IPRs (patents/designs/trademark/copyright/GI/plant varieties) as well as IP enforcement and dispute resolution at all forums across India. We are experts in advisory and documentation services on IP transactions/technology-content transfers. The firm is ranked amongst the Top-5 IP firms and as “fastest growing” IP firm in India.
 

Technology Partner

 

 

Exhibit Partner

Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With six core national practice groups – Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has nearly 1,000 lawyers located coast to coast. For more information, visit bakerlaw.com.

Upadhye Cwik LLP – The “Go-To” US Law Firm for Pharma IP & FDA

Upadhye Cwik LLP’s pharmaceutical practice has a prime focus on strategy and execution. UC counsels both brand pharma companies to strategically patent and launch their brand name products for the long term; and to generic companies that challenge patents to bring drugs to the market. We help at every stage of the product lifecycle from product selection, R&D, regulatory affairs, product launch, and ongoing marketing/sales. We help pharma clients succeed in patents&trademarks (applications, licensing, and enforcement), trade secrets, and FDA regulatory law. We have particular success in patent litigation, Patent Office (PTAB) invalidation&cancelations (IPR’s and PGR’s), and applications. We help clients in FDA matters, such as exclusivity issues, Guidance & USP changes; and working to resolve FDA issues, including suing the FDA.

Shashank Upadhye is a trusted advisor and widely recognized as one of the leading Hatch-Waxman Paragraph IV attorneys.For 20+ years, he has focused on pharma law, with an emphasis on IP and FDA issues. He also spent many years as the chief of legal/IP/FDA counsel at Apotex, Sandoz, and Eon Labs, so he brings key business savvy to help clients.

505(b)(2) Practice. UC counsels brand companies [505(b)(2) applicants] to strategically patent and launch their brand name products.We help clients with the 505(b)(2) NDA process, with an emphasis on creating savvy business and legal strategies around intellectual property, FDA, and supply chain. We assist 505(b)(2) applicants to interpret the “innovative change” and “conditions of approval” standards and whether a 505(b)(2) will be blocked by an exclusivity.

Generic Drug Practice. And he provides legal support to generic companies seeking to challenge patents (opinions and litigation) and maximize 180-day exclusivity. He provides input at every stage of the product lifecycle from product selection, R&D, regulatory affairs, product launch, and ongoing marketing/sales. Our Hatch-Waxman team has deep experience in leading the largest and smallest generic drug companies in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases. Our attorneys have represented clients in the largest blockbuster products and smallest products in the space. We are routinely called upon to represent clients in sole first-to-file cases.

FDA &GMP Compliance Practice. GMP compliance is also a practice focus for Shashank. He advises client on FDA compliance relating to Form 483’s, Warning Letter responses, and enforcement. He helps clients with resolving import alerts and with compliance training.

He can be reached at: shashank@ipfdalaw.com and his bio is here: https://ipfdalaw.com/shashank-upadhye/ Telephone: +1-312-327-3326

Kashish Intellectual Property Group (KIPG) is a continually growing Intellectual Property firm based out of Mauritius. With a team of professional and dexterous IP experts, KIPG has been successfully handling the high stake and high-tech IP matters by unceasingly assisting their clients in protection, management, and enforcement of their IP Rights throughout all the regions across the globe. To safeguard their clients’ business interests, KIPG renders pragmatic and efficient legal advice in a time-effective way.

 

Cocktail Partners

 
The Locke Lord team pulls together lawyers from across the firm’s many practice areas and offices who are best suited to meet the legal challenges of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry clients from IP-related issues to business disputes and antitrust concerns. Our formidable team combines strong scientific understanding, courtroom experience, regulatory experience and decades of industry knowledge. A variety of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the world rely on Locke Lord. Our lawyers have technical skills, specific experience, and advanced degrees in a variety of scientific fields, including: pharmaceuticals; organic, inorganic and industrial chemistry; biochemistry; biotechnology; and genetics. Our real world experience enables us to counsel clients on virtually any legal issue surrounding a lawsuit or transaction without losing sight of the science or technology involved.
www.lockelord.com
HGF is a leading European intellectual property law firm engaged by companies and research organisations having patents, brands and designs at the core of their business. We provide commercially-relevant, cost-effective advice for IP matters.
HGF advises on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world. HGF provides world-class expertise in the origination, enforcement and defence of IP rights. Our approach is proactive and we work with our clients to find cost-effective, practical solutions to commercial issues. HGF provides:
  • advice relevant to specific client business needs;
  • strategic, proactive approach in assisting the growth of our clients’ businesses;
  • strong collaborative working relationships with clients.

www.hgf.com
 

Lanyard Partner

RMMS consists of over 30 attorneys focused exclusively on life sciences patent and regulatory counseling, patent litigation under Hatch-Waxman and the BPCIA, as well as post-grant review before the PTAB. RMMS attorneys embrace the science of a case, and have made it an integral part of our strategy in the over 300 pharmaceutical litigation matters clients have entrusted to us.

We understand that patent litigation is rarely an end-game, and that business decisions made throughout the product development, regulatory review, litigation, and commercialization process are equally critical to the company’s strategic plans involving any one product or a product portfolio.

 

 

Power Breakfast Partner

 
Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating precision communication between people, processes, technology and data. XDD has 16 offices throughout the United States and two locations in India. XDD offers exceptional customer service with a commitment to responsive, transparent and timely communication to ensure clients remain informed throughout the entire discovery life cycle.
www.xactdatadiscovery.com

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